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David Avery

Chris Salierno, DDS, received his BS from Muhlenberg College and his DDS from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. He completed his formal training at Stony Brook Hospital’s General Practice Residency program where he focused on implant prosthetics. While in dental school, he was the National President of the American Student Dental Association. Today, he continues his advocacy efforts with the New York State Dental Association and Suffolk County Dental Society. Dr. Salierno lectures on his particular areas of interest, including occlusion, dental materials, prosthodontics, and implant prosthodontics. He enjoys helping audiences integrate the latest research into everyday practice. In 2005, he returned to his former dental school as an Assistant Clinical Professor. AUTHOR DISCLOSURE: Dr. Salierno does not have a leadership position or a commercial interest with DENTSPLY Caulk or DENTSPLY Prosthetics, the commercial supporters of this course or with products and services discussed in this educational activity. Dr. Salierno may be reached at

David Avery, CDT, actively teaches undergraduate and post-graduate dental students at the University of North Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Medical College of Georgia, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Tennessee, University of Mississippi, Tufts University and University of West Virginia dental schools. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Carolina’s Medical Center, Wake Forest University, University of Virginia Hospital, University of Florida, and the McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, Va., as well as numerous residency programs within the US Armed Forces. He has published in numerous laboratory and clinical journals and has presented more than 600 scientific programs. He is a board member of the Dental Technician Alliance of The American College of Prosthodontists. Mr. Avery received his AAS degree in dental laboratory technology from Durham Technical College in Durham, North Carolina in 1976 and achieved his Certified Dental Technician status in 1980. AUTHOR DISCLOSURE: Mr. Avery is a speaker for DENTSPLY International. Mr. Avery may be reached at

Chris Salierno, DDS and David Avery, CDT have no potential conflicts to disclose.

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Courses Featuring David Avery

Delivering Optimal Results for Fixed Partial Dentures
Cost: $29.00
ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2